Photo of the Day December 1, 2013: Mini Bols Bottle at PS 321 Flea Market
As you probably know, the Brooklyn Flea took over management of the Park Slope Flea Market at PS 321 this summer. I paid the new market a visit recently, and I was happy to see the new vendors and feel the rising energy in this space. I loved the old market, but change can be a really good thing.
That said, I was thrilled to see my friends from Chastiques in their same space at the new market. Their tables are covered with teensy antique objects. The day I visited, they had a collection of teensy, handblown glass Bols liquor bottles in the shape of animals, like this little bird. Bottles like this one were handed out to passengers in first class on Pan American Airlines in the 1970’s.
Chastique’s examples were particularly noteworthy because they still had the original liquor in them. I wondered if you could still drink it. So I googled “Bols antique bird bottle” and found that Bols has an historian on call, a Mr. Ton Vermeulen. I’ve sent him my question. I’ll let you know what he says. Flea markets tend to take me on interesting side journeys.
The Park Slope Flea is open year round on Saturdays and Sundays at 180 Seventh Avenue between 1st and 2nd Streets in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
~Karen Seiger, Markets of New York City
More Bols Bottles from Chastiques at the PS 321 Brooklyn Flea
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